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Problems:  PMS Smoothie {Recipe}
While
perusing the web for whole food juice recipes to make with my Vitamix, I
decided to google PMS smoothie recipes, and one from the show, The Doctors
popped up.  It’s funny because the same
day, I read an article on the New York Daily News about spinach and other iron-rich
foods aiding in the reduction of PMS symptoms.
Already, my
husband and I make green smoothies that contain spinach and/or kale.  I didn’t know they helped with PMS
issues.   After reading this, I wonder if
my husband will stop drinking the smoothies just because they help with PMS.  He’s funny like that! .:SMH:.
We’ve been
making spinach/kale laden smoothies since we got our Vitamix, and my PMS
symptoms do not seem any better.  I’m not
sure how much this works. But, hey, at least it tastes good!
For the
smoothies my husband and I make, we include the following:
½ cup Fresh Spinach
½ cup Kale
1 Banana
2 teaspoons
of Flaxseed oil
½ cup fresh
blueberries
6-8 fresh
strawberries
1 small
piece of ginger
½ cup fresh
diced pineapple
Ice
Next, time,
since I do have a huge jar of blackstrap molasses, I am going to try adding
it.  Sometimes, if I want protein, I add plain 0% Total
Fage Greek Yogurt.  I only do that after
my husband takes out his portion because he doesn’t like yogurt.
Anyway, here
is the recipe posted on The Doctors website. 
They claim their PMS Smoothie is high in nutrients and minerals, such as
magnesium, calcium and vitamin C, proven to reduce PMS symptoms.
Ingredients: 
• 1 cup low-fat yogurt
• 8 oz. orange juice
• 1 cup fresh strawberries
• 1 banana
• 1 tablespoon molasses (or to taste) 
FYI: The Nature’s Plus Liquid Prenatal Vitamins that I purchased from Vitacost taste AMAZING in this! 
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